Richard Roy “Dick” Smith, age 83 of Kettering, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Brighton Gardens of Washington Township. He was born October 27, 1937 in Esko, Minnesota to the late Arthur and Alice Smith. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Jim Smith; first wife, Carol Smith; and second wife, Barbara Smith.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife of eight wonderful years, Jeannie Snapp Smith; son, Mark (Ceci) Smith; daughter, Debbie (Bob) Wolfe; two granddaughters, Bethany and Katie Wolfe; four siblings, Bob (Mary) Smith, Don (Jeff) Smith, Belva (Glenn) Bartlett, and Beulah Smith. He is also survived by many extended loving step-children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family, and widespread groups of friends.
Richard received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota and received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University. He worked as a civil servant aeronautical engineer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for more than 35 years. Richard was one of the founders of The British Transportation Museum and the MG Car Club Southwestern Ohio Centre. He was a member of the Ohio Mini Owners, the Old Wind Tunnel Group, and the owner of International Motor Car Parts, Inc. of Dayton, Ohio.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on November 12, 2020 at Newcomer Funeral Home located at 3940 Kettering Blvd, Kettering, Ohio 45439. A public visitation will be held prior to the funeral service from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Burial to follow the service at Heritage Hills Memory Gardens in Springboro, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The British Transportation Museum, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, or Alzheimer’s Association.
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